Tuesday May 14, 2018

Photo by Gerri Miller

Barnum Road Wetlands, Eldred, PA

Monday’s high, 81; Overnight low 56; .04” rain

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Today is Primary Election Day in PA….Polls are open until 8pm…..Salamanca couple arrested for fighting in Potter County…Wellsboro woman loses money in phone scam….Another Wellsboro woman thwarted mail crooks….House and camp burglaries probed by troopers at Emporium…..

OBITUARIES: Irma Grandin, Roulette and Shelly Prince, Shinglehouse

Breaking News. The Truck Lite plant on Route 6 in Charleston Township, Tioga County was evacuated this morning after a bomb threat was received at about 6:27 am. State police arrived on the scene, minutes later and clear the building and requested a PSP explosive –detecting dog to assist in the search,. As of 11:30 am, nothing had been found but the investigation was continuing. There were no injuries.

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Today Is Primary election day in Pennsylvania. Polls are open until 8:00 pm. Republicans and Democrats will be choosing their party’s nominees for US Senator, Governor, US House of Representatives and party committees. Only registered Republicans and Democrats can vote today; all registered voters will be able to vote in the General Election this coming November. Republicans will choose either Lou Barletta or Rep. Jim Christiana to compete with incumbent Senator Robert Casey, a Democrat, next fall. Scott Wagner, Paul Mango and Laura Ellsworth are competing for the chance to take on Democrat Governor Tom Wolf, in November. A change in congressional maps will prove confusing for many voters and some pundits think the new maps could spell disaster. The Black Forest Broadcast Service area used to be located in the 5th Congressional District which incumbent Glenn Thompson has represented for a number of two year terms. Here Republicans will now choose between Tom Marino and Doug McLinko. Democrats will select either Judy Herscel or Mark Friedenberg. All eyes are on Pennsylvania today, at least a lot of them. Democrats are licking their chops believing the new maps favor their party and will give them the edge to win a number of seats this fall which could award the US House to their party. The state supreme curt with a majority of Democrats on the bench ruled that a previous congressional map submitted by the state legislature which has a Republican majority favored Republicans and ordered a new map, which now favors Democrats according to experts

Two Salamanaca, NY residents have been cited for harassment after a domestic violence incident on the afternoon of April 26 in Harrison Township, Potter County. State police at Coudersport report 21 year old Jane Wilerson and 28 year old John Emon subjected each other to unwanted physical contact during an argument .

A 59 year old Wellsboro woman lost $300 in a phone scam recently. The woman received a notice that one of her Face book messages was blocked; directed her to call a customer service number and pay a $2 fee. She also complied with a request to allow remote access to her computer. Cyber thieves, after gaining access, stole $300 from the victim’s bank account. Police remind consumers that Face Book does not have customer service phone numbers and anyone receiving such a request should ignore it and hang up.

Another Wellsboro woman thwarted a mail scam. State police explained the 59 year old victim received checks in the mail for May Kay beauty products that were more than the products and was instructed to send the balance back. She recognized it as a scam and did not send any money.

State police at Mansfield also investigated tangible thefts. Burglars broke out a back window and door to gain entry to a vacant house on Route 249 in Middlebury Center sometime since the first of December. Owners John Kearse 75, and Deborah Kearse, 65, told police it did not look like anything had been stolen. And criminals caused an estimated $350 in damage when they forced their way into a camp on the Shortsville Hill Road in Chatham Township between January 23 and April 22.Authorities day the crooks first tried to break down the door but found a pile of firewood had been stacked in front of it. So, they went around to the south side of the camp and forced open a door on the hinge side and smashed a window in the living room. The camp is owned by Ralph Horn of Mount Bethel, PA.

Potter County PennDot work this week:
Sign Repairs:
● State Routes: Various State Routes in Potter County
Sign Upgrades:
● State Route: 0872 in Cameron County
Bridge Flushing:
● State Routes: Ulysses area
Pipe Replacement:
● State Route: 4027 (McGinnis Road) Monday
Crack Sealing:
● State Route: 1010 (Mills to North Bingham)
● State Route: 0006 (Coudersport to Sweden Valley)

Spray Patching:
● State Route: 0244 (Oswayo to Andrews Settlement)
● State Routes: 1010, 0449 & 0244 in Genesee
Slide Repairs:
● State Route: 0144 (approximately ½ mile outside Galeton)


The following work is scheduled to be completed by contractor, weather permitting:

● Glenn O Hawbaker: roadway improvement work on State Route 44 from Shinglehouse Borough to Coneville. Alternating traffic patterns with short delays possible.

● Glenn O Hawbaker: roadway improvement work on State Route 155 in Shippen and Portage Townships, from Emporium to Potter County line. Alternating traffic patterns with short delays possible.

● Rylind Construction Company: bridge replacement on Moore Hill Road (SR 3001). Temporary traffic signals and lane closures will be in place.
● Public-Private Partnership with Plenary Walsh Keystone Partners: bridge replacement on State Route 44 (Pine Hill Road) near village of Carter Camp in Abbott Township. Alternating traffic pattern with temporary traffic signals will be in place


Irma M. Grandin, 81, of Lanninger Creek Rd., passed away Saturday (May 12, 2018) in UPMC Cole, Coudersport.
Born March 24, 1937, in Jayuya, Puerto Rico, she was a daughter of Dulcilio and Georgina Gonzalez Molina. On Sept. 14, 1957, in Newark, NY, she married William H. Grandin, Jr., who survives. They were married 60 years.
Irma was a longtime resident of the area and former co-owner & operator with her husband of Bill’s Kendall Convenience Store, Roulette, for 30 years.
Mrs. Grandin attended the Riverside Methodist Church of Roulette and was a member of the United Methodist Women. She enjoyed quilting, ceramics, music and dancing, but most of all she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren & great-grand-children.
Surviving in addition to her husband, William, are three daughters, Beverly J. (Steven) McDowell and Brenda S. (Brian) Milliron both of Roulette, and Barbara J. (Mark) Robinson of Sayre, PA; six grandchildren: Craig McDowell, Raleigh, NC, Justin (Chrissy) Fillhart of Roulette, Rikki Sue (Corey) Ross of Falls Creek , PA, Shelby (Richard Fry) Milliron of Roulette, Hannah and Mollie Robinson both of Sayre, PA; seven great-grandchildren: Peyton Manchester, Tyler, Madison and Ryan Fillhart, Savannah, Colton, and Kaelee Ross; former son-in-law, Ricky Fillhart of Roulette; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and a brother, Angel L. Molina.
Friends will be received from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. Tuesday (May 15, 2018) in the Riverside Methodist Church, Roulette, where a funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. with Rev. Ben Zimmerman, pastor, and Rev. Charles Campbell, co-officiating.
Burial will be in Hill Cemetery, Roulette.
Memorials can be made to the Roulette Ambulance or Roulette Fire Dept. Auxiliary.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Switzer Funeral Home, Port Allegany.

Condolences can be sent to: William H. Grandin, Jr.
103 Lanninger Creek Rd.

Roulette, PA 16746-Shelly A. Prince, 47, of Shinglehouse, passed away with her loving family by her side on Saturday, May 12, 2018, in Jones Memorial Hospital, Wellsville, N.Y., after a short battle with cancer.
Born on May 27, 1970 in Buffalo, N.Y., she was a daughter of Robert D. and Barbara J. Colburn Sherwood. On November 12, 1994 in Shinglehouse, she married Patrick R. Prince, who survives.
Shelly was a 1988 graduate of Oswayo Valley High School in Shinglehouse. She was employed at the former Ethan Allen Furniture Company in Eldred until the birth of her children. She later worked at Cummins Cider Mill in Portville, N.Y. Most importantly, Shelly was a loving wife and mother whose family and friends meant the world to her. She enjoyed her flower gardens, mowing her lawn, her animals, and attending all her children’s sporting and other events.
Surviving besides her husband are a daughter, Paige R. Prince, at home; a son, Sawyer R. Prince, at home; her father, Robert D. “Bob” Sherwood of Shinglehouse; a sister, Amy L. Chappell of Shinglehouse; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
In addition to her mother, Shelly was predeceased by a brother, Paul S. Whitman.
Family and friends may call from 3 to 6pm on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union Street, Shinglehouse, where a Celebration of Shelly’s life will follow at 6pm with the Rev. Robert Achey, officiating. Private burial will be in the Chrystal Cemetery, Shinglehouse.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Shelly’s name may be made to the Oswayo Valley Sports Boosters, c/o 4 Sperl Hollow Road, Shinglehouse, PA 16748.
Shelly’s family has entrusted her care to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.
To express condolences or share a fond memory of Shelly, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com